The System to Beat the System

TaxAct offers the most sophisticated tools and smart tax advantages for up to $68 less than TurboTax.


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Giving it to you straight with nothing to hide.

Transparent pricing and no hidden fees.

We could charge $125, but we choose not to.

Fancy wordplay and complex tax jargon gets tiring and it should never raise the sticker price.

The truth is, the tax filing system is broken. It's designed to benefit the industry, rather than serving the needs of the people. The world of taxation is murky enough without hidden fees, up-sells, and surprises. So, we're telling everyone exactly what our filing options will cost up front. And with our one-of-a-kind Price Lock Guarantee, you can lock in your price when you start, so even if you wait to file, you won't get clobbered by unexpected costs before you finish.

Ah, the wonders of clarity.

Compare TaxAct with the other guys.

TaxAct® H&R Block® TurboTax®
Simple Federal + State Returns (1040EZ/A) $0 $29.99 $29.99
  • 7 years of Access to Your Return
Upgrade Required Upgrade Required
  • Free Phone Support
Upgrade Required Upgrade Required
Investments $29.95 $54.99 $79.99
Self-Employed & Business Forms $59.95 $79.99 $114.99
Complex State Returns $37 each $39.99 each $39.99 each
Price Lock Guarantee Not Available Not Available

Pricing as of 4/5/17
Savings based on the price TaxAct customers pay to file a Form 1040 return compared to what customers would pay to file a comparable return with TurboTax or H&R Block. Additional fees for state returns apply.

Everything you need and nothing you don't.

No tricky tactics disguised as features for feature sake.

Unlimited phone support

Unlimited phone support

Get unlimited email and phone support for all the tax and technical questions you have—for free.

Transparent pricing

Transparent pricing

Unlike the other guys, you can see all of our pricing upfront with no bait-and-switch tactics or hidden fees.

Price lock guarantee

Price lock guarantee

You'll pay the price listed at the time you create your return, no matter when you file. Only at TaxAct

So, how does this even work?

Watch the demo and see for yourself

Organize your tax documents and answer simple questions.

TaxAct encrypts your return and sends to the IRS for processing.

The IRS processes your return and issues your tax refund!



Unfair advantages are an outrage. Until you're the one who has them. Then they're like the best thing ever. Clever tax breaks. Shrewd deductions. Opportunistic navigation of the United States tax code. The only time those things aren't awesome is when they're unavailable to regular people. At TaxAct, we don't "make things fair." What fun is there in that? We make unfair accessible to all. What could be more American?